4 Reasons Home Care Agencies Should Build Community

 The word "community" is used often these days in business, marketing, politics, social media, and beyond.


A few things that community can describe depending on the context include: Geographic areas, sharing a common interest, shared experience, co-working space, or even "feeling a sense of community."


As the former head of events at a networking of co-working spaces, (and a member of a few others), and (pre-social distancing) surrounded by remote workers in the tech industry, "community" is a word that I hear multiple times daily.


But in the realm of business, the question still stands: What is "community," what does it mean to be a part of a community, why is it important, and again, "what is it exactly?"


If you're not entirely sure what we mean when we talk about community, you're not alone.  If you feel you have a strong handle on what community means to you, I commend you. I feel I have a good idea of what I think community means to me, however, after looking up the definition online, I was surprised to find that "the" definition is far more varied than I imagined (and has more variations than most of the words I can recall that I've looked up online in the past).


Here is the definition of "community" according to


Definition of   community

:   a unified body of individuals: such as:


:   the people with   common   interests living in a particular area

broadly   :   the area itself


:   a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society


:   a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society


:   a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests


:   a group linked by a common policy


:   an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (such as species) in a common location




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:   a social state or condition


:   joint ownership or participation


:   common character   :   LIKENESS


:   social activity   :   FELLOWSHIP


:   society at large




Okay, got it..it's a lot of different things. But what is community and why or...